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Bridging The Gap – River Beautification


San Lorenzo River – Join Yoso Wellness Spa and Hotel Paradox in our second bi-annual River Beautification on Oct. 25, 2019; for our Fall edition of Bridging the Gap we will be focusing on habitat restoration with additional support in cleaning up trash from the river.

We are honored to be supported again and work alongside Coastal Watershed and Save our Shores as we come together to beautify the river that runs through Santa Cruz, but also to support and create community, bringing new and old friends together.

Where: We will have everyone meet and begin at Yoso Wellness Spa and encourage arrival by 2:45 if possible to sign and release paperwork for the river clean up and restoration. At 3:00 we will walk to the specific area designated for the habitat restoration and clean up between Yoso and Hotel Paradox.

When: The restoration and clean up will go from 3:00-5:00 followed by everyone joining over at Hotel Paradox from 5:00pm-7:00pm for complimentary appetizers in the fireside lounge out by the pool and a special raffle drawing for participants in the River Beautification.

Details: If you have gardening gloves you prefer to use, please feel free to bring them with you. We would also like to encourage a sun hat to protect your skin as well as SPF and must wear closed toe shoes to protect your feet. – We aim for a zero-waste event! Bring your buckets to pick up trash, reusable water bottles and any other gear you feel necessary!

If you have kiddo’s we would LOVE to see them out there with us planting fresh plants along the river. We decided to shift the start time for “Bridging the Gap” to 3:00 after having so many parents say they would love to bring their kids to participate, so we definitely hope to see you all out there!

Curious how our first event went? With your support at our inaugural river beatification, we accomplished so many great things:

  • We pulled exotic grasses and mulched around beneficial native plants across more than 2100 square feet at the Chinatown Pedestrian Bridge parklet. Native plants in this riverside park now have the space they need to grow and thrive.
  • We removed over 500 pounds of garbage and 5 pounds of recycling from the San Lorenzo River. Removing this material improves river habitat, reduces pollution and beautifies our Riverwalk.
  • We built new and strengthened existing community connections. We hope you now feel part of an interconnected and supportive river-based community!

You can contact Jennalee at jennalee@yosowellness.com or call 831-600-8053 for any questions regarding Bridging the Gap – River Beautification.

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